Dissatisfied with the performance of the Success For All reading program, the school board charged the administration with the task of researching alternative programs. Our district promised it would spend the 2008–2009 year researching reading programs. It was not clear to the audience who attended previous board meetings what reading program was eventually approved by the Board. Please provide us with the details of what reading programs have been adopted by the district for the 2009–2010 school year and in what ways the staff have been trained to instruct them.
The KCMSD Answer:
Dr. Covington intends to conduct a thorough study of viable reading programs this year under his watch. He has asked his administration to consider multiple research-based reading programs and their implementation records before making a determination about what program will be adopted by the District. He anticipates that his administration will make a recommendation before the start of another school year.